Papercrafting Articles

Stampin' Up Stamp Camp Projects In Review

Publish Date: 
4/9/2016
Stampin' Up Camp Cards | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

In March, I attended my third Stampin' Up Stamp Camp. I enjoy these events because there are multiple demonstrators and each teaches one or two projects. I get to use alot of SU products in one day and I get to visit with my crafting friends. Here's the run down of the projects.

My favorite was the tri-fold art. I own the stamp set and liked the clever use of punches for the feet and...

Yellow and Pink Floral Flip Card

Publish Date: 
4/6/2016
Yellow and Pink Floral Flip Card

 I love the gloss and glitter accents on this card stock. I used the card base die and because this cardstock is so thick, I did not feel the need to start with a solid colored base and add this design cardstock as a second layer. The result is very clean. I cut a bunch of flower dies in matching cor'dinations cardstock. I added opal and silver accents withViva pens. The sentiment is from a...

Silver Belt Buckle Thanks Card

Publish Date: 
4/2/2016
Belt Buckle Thanks Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I have been very involved in the horse industry for oh 25 years now. In the early 1990s I showed at Zone and Open shows, but by the mid 1990s I was competing at the AQHA breed level and later switched to reining so also added NRHA shows.

When I saw this spellbinders group of dies I knew they would make perfect simulated belt buckle cards. I own S5-077 Labels 25 and use S5-210 Adorning...

Teal Metallic Christmas Tree Card

Publish Date: 
4/3/2016
Teal Metallic Christmas Tree Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I make Christmas cards all year round. I like to have a good cushion of them for the fall craft bazaars and of course to give to family and friends. This card was made from DCWV metallic 6 x 6 paper and a Recollections Design paper pad. I stamped a very small Merry Christmas on a blue vellum tag and tied it to the matching baker's twine.

One more Christmas card made now is one less to...

Happy Easter Summer Pony and Bunny Card

Publish Date: 
3/16/2016
Happy Easter Summer Pony and Bunny Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I colored this on Sunday during a big wind storm. I don't have any children in my life that would appreciate this type of card so I will send it to my mom. The pony is the same color as her Rocky Mountain horse. That mousy color with blond mane and tail normally only found in ponies, is one of the key characteristics of a Rocky Mountain horse (picture of one shown below).

I colored this...

Make A Wish Upon A Star Card

Publish Date: 
3/11/2016
Make A Wish Upon A Star Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I decided to challenge myself with the Splitcoast Stampers (SCS) bingo color challenge AND sketch challenge. If that wasn't enough I then told myself to go look at the SCS Thursday ways to use it challenge and no matter what the topic, I was going to do it! I figured I was in for a really wonky result. I chose the right most vertical row of colors: Red, Brown, Purple and sky blue from the...

Just A Note Media Flower

Publish Date: 
3/10/2016
Just A Note Media Flower | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

Since I now have my Holtz Watercolor Cardstock out I made another watercolor project. I used Holtz Distress Inks, in marker and reinker format to build up my own background. I then used my new silver gilder's paste with a script text stencil and put down some partial words and in the upper right corner is the word "Art". I used a couple more stencils on the bottom with texture paste.

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Mini Snowflake Card

Mini Snowflake Card

Last Saturday's Splitcoast Stampers Inspiration Challenge is a fun one. It is a website for an artist who makes "ant" sized art. I was mesmerized by all these teeny tiny images and believe I went through her entire site. I picked 5 that I most likely have small enough stamps to replicate and so far have been able to find the time to complete one. The hostess for the challenge directed us to...

Patriotic Hoodie Birthday Card

Publish Date: 
3/7/2016
Patriotic Hoodie Birthday Card | Tracy Marie Lewis | www.stuffnthingz.com

I bought this zipper die set from My Favorite Things because one of my many side gigs is decorating hoodies with custom cut vinyl and rhinestones. I've had that business since 2006 and when I started papercrafting I thought for sure I could make this style of card for my clients and might even make some signage for my mobile store with it. Now two years after that purchase my health has forced...

Hello Glitter CAS Card

Publish Date: 
3/6/2016

For my previous article, I created a "paint on stamp" watercolor card and of course messed up the smooth side of a sheet of Holtz Watercolor Cardstock sheet and thought it would be fun to sponge a sunsetish background on the rough side and then rough up the edges. I used Basic Grey Stampin' Up Ink which is a heavier super juicy ink and it workd great, getting the ink down into the texture. I...

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